Managing and developing alluvial fan floodplains

APA Arizona Chapter

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. MST

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Overview

Take-Away: This session will discuss the

 

 

 

 

interrelation and impacts of federal regulations governing

 

management and development within alluvial fan floodplains.

 

 

 

Description: Alluvial fan floodplains exist throughout

 

 

 

 

the Sonoran Desert and present unique challenges to

 

development and planning due to the regulatory, physical, and

 

economic challenges they present. This session will discuss

 

the constraints and challenges of managing flood hazards,

 

regulatory Waters of the United States, and planning of State

 

Trust land within the Rawhide Wash floodplain in northeast

 

Phoenix and north Scottsdale. Included will be a discussion

 

of the shifting regulatory framework of the Clean Water Act’s

 

Section 404 Permit program and building a consensus for flood

 

hazard mitigation among residents with varying attitudes

 

toward regional flood control solutions.

 

 

 

Moderator: Mark Edelman, AICP, Arizona State Land Department

 

Presenters: Sallie Diebolt, Chief, Arizona Regulatory Branch, Los

 

 

 

 

Angeles District, United States Army Corps of Engineers; Doug

 

Williams, AICP, Planning Manager, Flood Control District of

 

Maricopa County

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers

Mark Edelman, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Mark Edelman, AICP, has over 20 years of Arizona land use planning and development experience in the public and private sectors. Mark specializes in long-range and near-term land planning and entitlements, including rezoning and general plan amendments, right-sized solutions for water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure, municipal annexation, and development ... Read More